Luckily the engine is painted.
My spokes got weird dark blotches on them at
about two years old, maybe three. It was surface
only as some 400 cleaned them right up. The rims
(aluminum) are clear coated. Many rims are now
powdercoated black and no worries.
There's I'm sure good protectants available but I keep it simple
and just spray off the crud usually.
Year 'round rider here too. High five me/ knuckle-bump,
I was almost a yr round rider with the voyager, too much chrome to mess up so it got put up for the winter at the first snow, now that I have the klri can ride almost yr round, it's still new so I don't want it to look like crap, so got to protect it as much as I can.
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